As a kid, Mother’s Day was baffling. “Why isn’t there a Kid’s Day?” I would ask, seriously confused. To which my mom would respond: “Everyday is kids’ day.”

Since becoming a mom myself…a mom to twins…I’ve realized the truth of this statement. I’ve also realized I tried way too hard to please my own mom on Mother’s Day. I quilted her pillows. Made hand-dipped candles. I even sculpted a weird clay owl once. All of this when all she really needed was wine.Let’s face it, it’s what every mom really wants.

Below are some Mother’s Day events around Virginia Wine Country that your mom is sure to love. There’s something for everyone! Pair this special day out with a Virginia Wine Pass and she’ll be doubly happy!


What: Mother’s Day Weekend: Roses & Rosé – Philip Carter Winery

Where: 4366 Stillhouse Road  Hume, VA 22639

When: May 9, 2015
Time: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Why: The PCW family welcomes families and mothers to share in the glory of the vineyard and explore the beauty of wine. Our signature blind rosé tasting, “A Rose’ by Any Other Name,” featuring Philip Carter’s Rosewell and rosés from five different wineries. All moms seated for this tasting will receive a long stem rose and signature chocolate. Wine specials throughout the day. Sessions at 1:00 pm & 3 pm. Seating is limited, reservations are strongly suggested.


What: Mother’s Day~ Spring Time Stroll at Veramar Vineyard 

Where: 905 Quarry Road  Berryville, VA 22611
When: May 10, 2015  1:00PM – 3:00PM

Why: Treat your mother to a relaxing stroll through our grounds as you discover special wine and food pairings that compliment our estate. Visit 4 different stations located throughout the property. Each station will feature a small bite paired with one of our award winning wines. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy wonderful wines, food and beautiful views! $25.00 per person, reservations and advance payment are required. (This event does require walking on uneven ground)


What: Mother’s Day Brunch – Prince Michel

Where: 154 Winery Lane  Leon, VA 22725

When: May 10, 2015

What: Celebrate Mother at Gray Ghost!

Where: 14706 Lee Highway  Amissville, Virginia 20106
When: May 10, 2015   11:00AM – 5:00PM

Why: Treat mom to a relaxing day in the country! Gray Ghost has the perfect Mother’s Day plan: enjoy free tastings all day for mom and her guests, informative and entertaining tours of the winery (tour times: 1:00 and 3:00) and live music from 1:30-4:00 pm. Catered box lunches are available with prepaid, lunch reservations. Visit the website for box lunch choices: or bring a picnic!


What: Celebrate Mother’s Day at North Gate Vineyard!

Where: 16031 Hillsboro Road  Purcelleville, VA 20132
When: May 10, 2015   11:30AM – 5:30PM

Why: We’ll be celebrating this special day creating memories, with some great music and wonderful food! Jake and the Burtones, hailing from the hills of the Loudoun Valley, deliver a variety of old time fiddle tunes and bluegrass/country originals. The band can most commonly be seen playing on street corners and in bars and vineyards all throughout the Appalachia. They will be performing from 2 – 5pm. The Sprouted Spoon mobile food service visits North Gate, providing gluten-free, vegan and paleo-friendly foods, using fresh local ingredients such as fresh eggs and dairy items from a local creamery. They will be set up outside on our patio all afternoon on Mother’s Day. Enjoy their wonderful healthy and flavorful menu with a glass or two of our North Gate wine this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day Portrait Special by Brita Frost, Artist in Residence. Brita is offering a special photography package just for Mother’s Day! Have your special photos taken either in the Tasting Room or on our grounds and create some wonderful lasting memories! 1, 8 x 10 and 2, 5 x 7s for $24.95 Contact Brita directly at 703-732-7429,


What: Pamper your Mom at Narmada

Where: 43 Narmada Lane  Amissville, VA 20106
When: May 10, 2015  12:00PM – 6:00PM

Why: Pamper Your Mom at Narmada Winery this Mother’s Day Weekend Browse a tempting array of hand-crafted jewelry and innovative Tupperware solutions, and indulge in a relaxing chair massage at Narmada Winery on Mother’s Day Sunday. Both Saturday and Sunday, Moms can discover the great flavors of Narmada wines with a complimentary tasting of one of our three winetasting flights. Come enjoy delicious Indian cuisine this weekend featuring Chole Bhature, Palak Paneer. Lamb Vindaloo and more! Music on Saturday by Mosby Territory and Sunday by Mike Rena from 1-4pm. Complimentary roses for our first 100 guests! And keep the memories fresh by making a purchase to go! Narmada’s signature wine MOM – an appealing white wine with tropical notes of pineapple and passion fruit – makes a great gift for Mom, Grandmom, Mother-in-Law, and, hey, you’re a Mom too, right? We’re offering 15% savings on each bottle so why not stock up?



What: Mother’s Day at 868 Estate 

Where: 14001 Harpers Ferry Rd.  Purcellville, VA 20132
When: May 10, 2015 11:00AM – 6:00PM

Why: Bring your family to celebrate Mom at 868 Estate Vineyards. It’s a casual afternoon with live music, delicious items from The Grill at 868 and plenty of wine for sipping in our picnic area or in our pavilion. Family-friendly, dog-friendly. We look forward to seeing you soon!